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Legislative Library
Eighth Year—No. 46.
Grand Forks, B. C, Saturday. September 18, 1909.
$1.00 Per Year in Advance.
C.P.R. Land Department Describes Resources of
Southern B. C.
The Sun this week received from
the Cnnadian Pacific Railway company's British Columbia Land Department, Calgary, Alta., a pamphlet, issued during the present season,
presenting in an attractive form' the
resources of Southern British Columbia, the garden of Canada. Brief
descriptions are given of the Kootenay, Boundary, Okanagan and Columbia River districts, stress being
laid on the wonderful natural resources and the scenic beauties they
possess. Besides four full-page
illustrations of Kettle valley scenes,
the pamphlet contains the following
description of the Boundary district
and tbe city of Grand Forks:
West ol the Kootenays lies the
Boundary country, which forms the
extreme southern part of Yale district. It is about forty miles from
east to west, and extends for 50
miles north from the international
boundary. The character of the
district, while varied, is not very
different from that of other parts of
the great interior plateau of British
Columbia, save that the highest elevations seldom exceed 5000 feet.
Most of the hills are wooded to their
summits, with open Blopes, facing
south, eust un.i west, plentiful y
carpeted with bunch grass, u natural
beef producer, while the valleys o.'
fer excellent openings for fanning
and fruitgrowing, the higher bench
es requiring irrigation. The clima e
is mild and healthful, presenting no
extremes of beat and cold. The
snowfull in the valleys is light and
spring opens early. The winter is
confined to eight or ten weeks of
frosty weather, the mercury occa
s onally falling below zero, but tbe
cold is not extreme nor protracted
The summers, like those of the
Kootenays, are warm without being
oppressive, and the nights are always cool. The atmosphere is clear,
the prevailing condition being
bright sunshine both winter and
slimmer, and the air is crisp, dry
and bracing. The avenge lainfall
is 10.8 inches, and snowfall 27
inches, which would represent 7 to
12 inohes on the level.
Between Lower Arrow like, its
eastern boundary, and the divide
between the Kettle River valley and
Okanagan lake, the Boundary pos
sesses many fertile valleys and wide
atietches of rolling prairie, all more
or less wooded. The beautiful Ket
tie River valley includes from 40,
000 to 50,000acres of farming lands,
a rich black loam averaging IS
inches, with a sandy clay subsoil,
while lesser areas are situated on
Boundary creek, Anarchist mountain, or Sidley, Rock creek and on
the North and West Forks of Kettle
river. All the soil of these valleys
and their benches is alike fertile and
capable of producing grain, fruits
and vegetables, even in the higher
altitudes, as at Anarchist mountain,
3500 feet altitude, where hardy
grains and vegetables do excellently
and yield heavy crops. This should
be proof positive of tho fertility of
the soil. The abundance of water
and the variety of native grassts
makes the Sidley section an ideal
dairy country. Hogs and poultry
raising have proved very profitable
to those who have tried them. Most
of the land not already taken up' is
in the railway belt. One of the
unique conditions found in this section is, that despite its high altitude
neither drainage nor irrigation are
There is a fine plot of land ne ir
Midway, which the settlers testify is
free from summer frosts and yields
splendid crops of potatoes, barley,
oats and vegetables. Fruit is sue-
cessfully grown, although the number of trees planted as yet is not
large. Those that have come into |
bearing show a healthy, clean
growth, and produce good crops. A
peculiar fact noted hear Midway by Prof. Sharpe, of the government experimental farm at Agassi'/,
B. C, is, that "potatoes and fruit
trees on the uplands north of the
town were doing very well without
irrigation." Other observers have
made similar remarks with regard
to other parts of the southern districts, and there is little doubt that
some of the bench lands, of exceptional depth and fertility, will yield
good returns for many years without irrigation if extra care be given
in the way of tillage and rotation of
Between Cascade and Carson, 12
miles, there is a line tract of land,
about 20,000 acres, in a beautiful
valley about two miles wide. Most of
the cultivated land here is devoted to
mixed farming and dairying. Fruit
growing is rapidly becoming popular in this section, about 30,000
trees representing the progress made
so far. The land is admirably adapted to apples, pears, plums and ber-
r.es; cherries, grapes and peaches are
also grown to a small extent. Five
carloads of "fruit were shipped in
1905 to eastern points.
Three lines of railway are now
projected traversing the Boundary,
bo that its future as a desirable field
for agriculture and other industries
is assured. ISven now, with trans
portation facilities confined to a
comparatively small portion of the
district, the fanners are thriving and
steadily growing rich. The numerous mining camps scattered over the
countryside, the logging eamps.lum-
ber mills, and smelters, provide markets at the very farm gate; indeed, it
is almost a rule for the buyer to seek
the market, thus reversing the order
prevailing in other countries, and
the prices are, to say the least, satisfactory, for instance, oats range from
$30 per ton; potatoes, $20; hay, S'25;
beef cattle, 31 to 4 cents a pound,
live weight; hogs, live weight, 7
cents; eggs average 30 cents; butter,
25 to 30 cents'per pound. The Boundary, and in fact all southern British Columbia, offers exceptional opportunities to industrious, steady
men of small means. Mechanics, laborers and miners are in demand at
good wages, while the practical farmer can make no mistake in securing
land and devoting himself to ite cultivation. The Covert ranch, near
Grand Forks, is a splendid illustration of what may be accomplished
by any man possessed of energy and
perseverance. The owner of this
magnificent property began life in
the Boundary with a pair of willing
hands a cash capital of $60 borrowed
money. Today he owns one of the
most valuable properties in the
province, and has heen for many
years living in the midst of plenty
—master of a competency.
Grand Forks, situated at the junction of the main Kettle rtver and its
north fork, is the centre of a beautifully picturesque valley, twenty
miles long with an average width of
three miles, containing an area of
20,000 acres of fruit land. As a fruit
country, the district adjacent to the
oity is unsurpassed. In 1907 Grand
Forks won the district exhibit cups
at Nelson and Kaslo. a bronze
Knightian medal at the London,
Eng., exhibition, and the gold medal
fnr the best five boxes of commercial
apples at the Northwest Fruit Growers' exhibition held in Vancouver, in
competition with the famous Oregon
and Washington aoples. The chief
industries established are the Granby smelter, second in size on the
continent, treating over 24,000 tons
of ore each week; a steel works, and
iron foundry, a saw mill, a sa"h and
door factory, two breweries, a bottling works, a bjick yard, a lime kiln
and the Riverside nurseries. Gran rl
Forks has a public and high sehool
with a staff of nine teachers. A fe w
years ago Grand Forks was a  min-
Thorough Cultivation Conserves Moisture in the
A visit to Cooper Bros', ranch
the other day brought out an agreeable surprise in connection with "dry
farming." The Coopers are tbe pioneer experimenters in   this  valley
right. Prof. Alway experimented
with some of the drouth-resisting
Red Fife wheat from Saskatchewan,
and found that it grew for 148 days
with the moisture which was supplied to it at the start. The wheat
was placed ill a glass cage in soil six
f"et deep, fully saturated with water.
No additional moisture was provided, but the grain grew to maturity. The roots went down to the
bottom of the earth, six feet and
doubjed up there.
"There can be no doubt tbat there
is always enongb rain in western Canada to raise wheat.    All that you
of the latest method of scientific' need to do is jto take care of what
farming, which aims at the conser-; you get. Moisture must be conserved
vation of the moisture obtained from j from year to year   through  cultiva-
the natural rainfall, and the success
they have attained is very gratifying. The Sun man inspected a 13
acre orchard that came into bearing
this year, on which this method of
supplying moisture is employed exclusively. By scraping of an inch
of the fine mulch anywhere in the
orchard the ground waa found to
sufficiently diunpiinderneath to press
it into small bricks. In some portions of the orchard where this was
tried the soil was of a decidly light
character, but there was no varia
tion in the result. If this amount
of moisture can be stored in the
ground by cultivation after two
months without any rain worth
speaking of, there appears to be no
reason why irrigation should be necessary to grow fruit in, ihis valley.
The trees in the orchard are of a
healthy appearance, and the apples
grown this year are above the ordinary size, and fully as good, if not
better than the irrigated fruit as regards flavor and texture.
The Coopers intend to give "dry
fruit raising" a thorough test; but if
they find that the rainfall here is not
sufficient to mature fruit properly,
they will resort to irrigation. They
already have a plant installed capable nf irrigating a ten-acre orchard.
With a gasoline engine they pump
1700 gallons of water per hour, raising it a height of 90 feet, at a cost
of 9 cents. If they are able to
demonstrate the correctness of their
theory they will have performed a
great service to the people of the
valley, as "dry farming" will save a
great deal of useless expense for installation of irrigating plants.
George Cotipland, regent of the
University of Nebraska, an authority on dry farming, in a recent interview in Winnipeg in regard to this
question said:
"Campbell's system of dry farming   was  originated  in  ths stale of
tion. The percentage ot loss may be
reduced to a small amount. Prof.
Alway has been greatly interested
in this subject, and we regard him
as one of the most valuable men we
JJave in the state. We will see the
experimental farms of your government, and hope to be able to learn
something from you which will be
of value to our people."
Great Northern Ore Train
Wrecked on "High Line"
at Phoenix
Minnesota Syndicate Buys
Big Tract of North Fork
A bad wreck of a Great Northern
ore train occurred on the "high
line" at Phoenix on Thursday night.
The accident was caused by a tree
having been blown across the track
during the high wind on the previous evening. The train, consisting of six loaded ore cars and a caboose, the latter being in front of
the engine, was running down grade
when the tree was encountered. The
engine was turned completely over,
and the engineer and fireman were
buried in the wreck. Ole Olson, the
fireman, was instantly killed. The
ground beneath the engine had to be
excavated in order to remove tbe
body. The engineer, Jack Lobner,
was so seriously injured that he
died half an hour after being removed to the hospital. The dead
men were well known in this city.
The ore cars were badly wrecked,
and the track wns completely torn
from the grade.
One of the most important land
transactions that has been negotiated in this city for years was consummated last week. By it G000
aeres of good valley land in the
North Fork country, nineteen miles
north of here, became the property
of Messrs. C. E. Reed, H. L. Sumption and Irving Todd, of Hastings,
Minn., who will subdivide the land
and bring out settlers from the east.
The deal means a great deal to the
future prosperity of Grand Forks
and the. Kettle river valley, as it
practically marks the beginning of
the development of the North Fork
cpuntry. Tbe tract comprises a
number of syndicated pre-emptions
owned by local people, and southern
boundary being Lynch creek,
thence running north. The soil is
of first-class quality, and is well
adapted for either fruit growing or
general farming. The deal has been
pending for some time and was negotiated by David Whiteside, who
acted for the owners. The consideration has not been made public.
The purchasers left for the east last
Monday morning, but Mr. Todd is
expected to return here shortly,
wben further details regarding their
future plana will likely be made
Has Secured Control
Boston   dispatch   of  the l.'ttb
says   that oontiol of   the   re-
Nebraska.    Mr. Campbell   is now a I organiMd   Dominion  Copper   com-
resident of Lincoln, and  his system | pnnv has |,ccn SPOUre(| jn the 0|	
of dry farming has   revolutionizedLarket  by   the  Britlah Columbia
the  entire   western  portion of our| company.
t state. The idea at the bottom of
■ the theory is tbat to allow a crack
j in the ground in the dry weather is
I like taking the stopper uut of a bot-
I tie. The cracks must be closed, and
the way to do it is by thorough cultivation.     Our   best    farmers  add
A permanent board of directors
bas not yet been elected in the new
Dominion, but when the reorganization is completed the llritish Columbia company will be given full
representation. Temporary directors
arc for the most part affiliated |with
from ten to fifteen bushels of corn to j the Qenera, Development company
the acre by this method. They con-1 and A(lo]llll Lewj8ohDi pregideut of
tinue to work the corn ground with ' the 1|ltt(,.. compftny) is a)80 director
small chltivators even when the corn'oftlle nMsh Co|umbift company,
formed. A contract between the British Col
itis surprising how little moiat-' umbia and the new Dominion com-
ure   will   raise   a crop if it is used I pnnie8 win bl, ml„|e for lhe ,orn,er
" to smelt  the hitter's  ores, and  the
ing camp; today, besides  being the former will enlarge ils smelting ca-
home of the second largest  smelter p lc.jtv.
on the continent, it is the centre of
one of the richest fruit areas in the
Mrs. Geo, O'Keefe visited her parents in Republic lust week.
There was really no miracle abuut
Lott'a wife turning into a pillar of
salt. Ixits of men in this town look
baek and then turn into a saloon.
A fruit growers' excursion from
Nelson and intermediate points will
be run tu the Riverside nurseries, near
this eity, next Friday, the 24th inst.
Don't forget to drop in at Lawson'a
grocery sUjre when you are   ill   town.
It will pay you.
The Rossland Union Theatre company will present a moving picture
and vaudeville show at the Grand
Forks opera house next Monday night.
First-class cabbage 1 cent per pound
at Lawson's.    Phone 12.
Managei Johnson is fortunate in
securing suoh a standard attraction as
the .Sau Francisco Opera company for
the opening of the theatrical season iu
this oily, This company is well and
favorably known by the theatregoers
of Orand Forks, uud will undoubtedly bo greeted by a crowded house.
You can depend on everything you
get at Lawson's being fresh and good,
The New Republic company has
obtained a three-year lease on the Tom
Thumb mine, four miles north of Re-
\ public.
The fruits and vegetables at I_uw-
I son's store, on Second street, are re-
j plenislied every day with a fresh sup-
Lutley ,t Galipeau this   week   com-
j inenced   to   manufacture the cement
blocks for Dr. Kingston's   new' huspi-
l till.
The Republic   News-Miner   states
that a large body of ore assaying   §.'10
{ per ton in gold was broken   into   last
! week on the No. 1 ledge at the   Ixino
j Pine mine.
When your neighbor's chicken destroy your garden patch you are entitled loan occasional chicken dinner.
I. A. Dinsmore, provincial constable at Midway, was a visitor ill the
eity last Tuesday. JOHN   D. SPENCE
®|tp Stoning ^im
Published at Grand Forks. British Columbia-
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SATURDAY, SEPT.   18, 19(19
The item in our contemporary in
regard to deferring the opening of
the Grand Forla public school reads
like the stenogtuphio report of a mun
talking in nis sleep, because a person iu that state ia not supposed to
be capable of cogent reasoning. Had
tbe writer taken the trouble to ascertain facts he would have found
that the dates for closing and opening the schools are fixed by statute.
The only pets in who has power to
change these dates is the provincial
superintendent of education. Should
the local school board take upon
themselves the authority of deferring
the opening, the school would run
the risk of losing the government
grant. And most parents appear to
think that their children are better!
off at school during warm weather
than tbey would at home or to roam
about the city, where the danger of
contracting disease would be greater
than when tbey are under the surveillance of tbeir tutors, all of which
tends to demolish the humanitarian
wail of our contemporary.
AU railroads to Spoknne have provided speeiul round trip rates to the
Spokane Interstate fair next week,
and the tickets will be good to remain over in Spokane until after the
visit of President Taft, Sept. 28th.
Miss Marjorie Kerman has gone
to Chicago, where she will take an
advanced course in violin instruction. Her parents accompanied   her
as fur as Spokane.
The provincial timber commissioners will hold.'i session in this city
today Persons having information
to present, written or verbal, are invited to be present.
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Mitchell and
children hnve returned from a
month's visit to the coast cities.
J. D. Honsberger hns received two
airloads of material for fruit boxes.
The Grand Forks Orchard company
hns also received a carload of the
same material.
Mr. Morkil, of Sherbrooke, Que.,
is visiting nt the home of his daugh-
• ter, Mrs. A. B. Hood.
A. D. Morrison has purchased the
brick block on Bridge sUeetin which
he is at present carrying on his busi-
; ness.
Geo. Rutherford left today for the
Seattle exposition. He will attend
the meeting of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge, 1.6.0. F., before returning
Mr. Shepherd, of the Boundary
Trust & Investment coinpany, has
purchased A. J, MaeDonald's residence, aud has moved into the
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. MaoDonnld
and family left on Tuesday last for
New Westminster, where they will
reside for a year.
Inspector Crosbie, of the Royal
bank, was in the city last Tuesday.
H. H. Spinks and his daughter
Grace nre visiting friends in the
const cities.
Mr. Brown, the man who exchanges bank notes for paper, hns
resumed his duties at the Royal
bank nfter his annual vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom gWatts and
child returned home this week from
lhe const.
The Misses Vankleck, of Armstrong and Edmonton, nre visiting
their sister, Mis. C. M. Kingston.
J. D. Honsberger will commence
shipping his prune crop to Winnipeg next week. Seven curs will be
placed at his disposal on the C.P.R.
W. B. Bishop, Granby assayer,
is rapidly recovering after a week's
One Night Only f\ m
Monday, Sept.   Wi
Fourth year of uninterruped
success of the
San Francisco
Opera Company
The Crack Light Opera Organization
of America.
®!|? (lay
Gorgeously Costumed
Splendid Scenic and Lighting
PRICES: SI.50, $1.00 AND 75c
Reserved Seats at  Woodland tt Co.'s
Stationery Store.
62ic. per acre cash
and 62^c.onceeach
year for 7 years thereafter
secures you aBRITISH COLUMBIA FARM in the
British Columbia Southern; Columbia and Kootenay
and Columbia and Western Railway Companies' Land
Grants. These Farm Lands eminently suited for the
raising of
Fruit, Grain or  Stock
and may be purchased on these EASY RERMS from
who are looking for Settlers for this part.
Timber Lands of the highest ch iraoter, situated in
these Grants, are offered for sale in blocks of from
640 acres upwards.
Shipping Facilities Unsurpassed,       Easy Transportation
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in Hnly Trinity church lust
Wednesday morning, when Miss
Nellie Winifred Henderson, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. J. B. Henderson, was united in marriage to Mr.
Walter St. John Miller. The bride
was prettily gowned in white liberty
silk, trimmed with Maltese lace, and
wearing the customary veil, beuuti-
rully embroidered. She carried a
shower bouquet of while sweet peas
and siniltix. Her sister, Miss Isabel
Henderson was bridesmaid. She
wore white silk null and carried a
pretty bouquet of link roses. Mr.
Frank Lathe stood up with the
After the ceremony the bridal
party and guests repaired to the
home of the bride's parents, where
an elaborate wedding breakfast was
The groom's gift to the bride was
a handsome gold locket set with
diamonds; to the bridesmaid, a pearl
and turquoise ring. Muny beautiful and costly gifts were received by
the young couple, testifying to their
popularity and the high esteem of
their many friends. Mr. Miller and
his brother own a vineyard in Arizona. He is also a mining engineer,
at which profession he is at present
employed at Black Wassion, Ariz.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller left for their
future home at Black Wassion on
Wednesday morning by the Great
Northern. They will visit the Seattle exposition and the principal
coast cities en route home.
Mining Stock Quotations
New Yoiik, Sept. 17.—The following are today's opening quotations for
the stocks nientii lied:
Asked.        Bid
G ranbvC'onsoliduted. 90.00    100.00
B. C. Copper     6.00       6.50
Apply to the address as shown on the attached
coupon for Maps, Application Forms,
/> ' tS^>*^ Regulations and Literature.
Metal Quotations
New Yoiik, Sept. 17.—Silver, 51 J:
eleetrolytic copper, 12J(«12}.
London, Sept. 17—Silver, 23 .3 4
lead, £V2 12s fid.
*''o .
I.  X. L. Mineral   Cluim,   situate   In  the
Grnnd ForUu Mining Division of Yale District.
Where locuted: In Franklin camp.
TAKK NOTICE that I, James McArdle Free
Miner's Certllleate No. B26128, for myself
mid an agent ior Frank McKiirlaiie, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B10890(John McLaren,
Free Miner's Certificate No. Bl0889| Petor
\\ olf, Free Miner's Certificate No. H26185, and
A . I,. Whiteside, Free .Miner's Certllleate No.
B26U86, intend, sixty days from the dute
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Imp nvemeitt* tor Hie
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grunt ofthe
above claim. , _
And further take notice thnt action, iindor
section 37, most be commenced before the
Issuance  of such  Certificate  of   Improve-
Date'd this 13th day of August, A.D. 1009.
a  sink
body who k
enough to whet a sick
niiin's appetite—any of
the meats which come
from our shop, if properly cooked and served.
What pleases tho patient better than a juicv,
tender steak, or young
lamh chops? ff you cook
it. right we'll send you
the right meat—at the
right price, too. Any-
nows good incuts knows us.
P.B U R NS& CO.,Ltd.
Writing Paper
We have the latest
Writing Papers in
Boxes, Puds, Bulk.
Imperial Court, Parisian Lawn
and Wistaria It^9™^ With
I' III !■ u
Builder S Architect
Plans, Estimates, Specifications, Etc., at Reasonable
Price Lists of Building Material on Hand.
Winnipeg    Avenue
I'nrtica inteiidiiiK to build wl.l do well to consult mc
1909 cTWODELS tf
Bicycles and
Indian flotocycles
English Bicycles—Rambler
Bicyeles. Bicycle Sundries.
Repair Shop. Second-hand
Wheels.    Wheels to  Kent.
INDENTS   promptly   executed   at
lowest, cash prices for all kinds of
British  and  Continental   goods,
Books and Stationery,
Boots, Shoes and Leather,
Chemicals and Druggists' Sundries,
China, Earthenware and Glassware,
Cvcles, Motors and Accessories,
Drapery, Millinery and Piece Goods,
Fancy Goods and Perfumery,
Furniture and Upholstery,
Hardware, Machinery and Metals,
Imitation  Jewellery  and  Precious
Jewellery, Plate and Watches,
Photographic and Optical Goods,
Provisions and Oilmen's Stones,
etc., etc.
Commission iii in 5%.
Trade Discounts allowed,
Special Quotations mt Demand,
Sample Cases from £10 upwards,
Consignments of Products sold on Ac
(Established 1814),
25, Abchurch Lane, London, E.G.
Cable Address: "AknuaIBB, London."
Shirley Fractional MhlOTal Ctnini, ni tun tfi In
the Grand Forks Mining Division of YaleDis-
Where Located: In summit Gamp, adjoining the ShkksbocU Mineral Claim to the
TAKK NOTICE that I, Elsie L.Clement, Free
Miners' Certificate No. B208S1, Intend, sixty
days from date hereof, tn apply to the Mining
Kcoerdor for a Oettllleateol Improvements! for
the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the
above claims.
And further tnke notice that action, under
section '■•'. must be commenced before rhe Issu-
ancu of such Cortlfloate of Improvements.
Dated nt Urand Forks, B.C., thiB 23rd day of
Au*u.t.A.aieo9.     EL9IB L, CLBMENT.
A new lot of latest designs of program and menu cards just received at
Tun Sun job office.
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Its facts will pass muster with the
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English without fear orfavor.
It lists and describes 463(i copper
mines and companies in all parts of
the world, descriptions running from
two lines to sixteen pages, according
to importance of the propel ty.
The Copper Handbook is conceded
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World's Standard Reference
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The mining man needs the book for
the facts it gives hiin about mines,
mining and the metal.
The investor needs the book for the
facts it gives him about mining, mining investments and copper statistics.
Hundreds of swindling companies are
exposed in plain English.
Price is $5 in Buckram with gilt
top; $7.50 in full library morocco.
Will be sent, fully prepaid, on approval, to any address ordered, and
may be returned within a week of receipt if not found fully satisfactory,
Horace J. Stevens,
Editor and Publisher,
453 Postoffice Block,
Houghton, Michigan.
Downey's Cigar Store
a compi.btb Stook op
Cigars, Pipes and Tobaccos
A Fresh Consignment of
Received Weekly.
Postoffice   Building
To all my friends and patrons I
extend the felicitations of the
season. An opening of Imported
Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats
will be given April 12 and 13.
A cordial invitation to all.
cTHrs. Ida Barnum Died
In Grand Forks, on Sunday aven-
ing, September 12th, at 6:45 o'clock,
Theodore William, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Jackson. Deceased
was only about a month and half old,
having been born on the 25th of July
last. The funeral was held from the
family residence at Smelter lake on
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Holy Trinity Ciiuitoii.Henry Steele,
Rector—Sunday services: Holy communion, 8:00 a.m.; morning prayer
and sermon, 11 a.m.; evensong and
serman, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school, 3
p.m. First Sunday of the month
holy communion will be celebrated at
the 11 a.m. service as well as at 8
a.m. Week-flay and special servicso
as they are announced from time to
time You are cordially invited to
worship with us, and we would be
pleased to met you.
Knox Presbyterian Church—
Sabbath services at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.
in.; Sabbath school and Bible class at
9:45 a.m.; Young People's Society of
Christian Endeavor, Monday, 7:30 p.
m. Mid-week prayer meeting, Wednesday at 8 p.m. All are cordially
invited; seats free.
Methodist Church, Rev. Schlich
ter.—Services next Sunday at 11
a. in. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school
and Bible class at 9:45 a.m. Tne
Epworth League of Christian Endeavor
meet every Monday evening at 7:30;
Junior League, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.;
mid-week prayer meeting, Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Everybody will be welcome.
Baptist Church, Rev. F. W. Auvache, pastor.—Services on Sunday
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.; Bible
class and Sunday school   at 2:30 p.m.
Soap Bargains!
Olive Oil and Cucumber  Soap ll for 25c
Oatmeal and Juice of Lettuce 0 for 25c
Peet's Mechanics'Soap 3 for 25c
"Snap" Hand Cleaner 20c tin
Sponges, Bath Brushes, Nail Scrubs, all prices.
Prescription Druggists
Phone 35 Night Phone 104
Hotel Col*11
Opposite Great Northern Station
P. D. WcDONALD, Proprietor
■   Mi, tl-..    ..v  ■■  ^
TrUwaBf tt st™ FI
David Whiteside left Calgary last
Monday, having received tbe sad news
of the death of his brother in that
city.    He returned   home  yesterday.
Miss Soiners left on Thursday for
Vallejo, Cal., where she will visit
relatives for some time, and then go
to Michigan.
P. D. McDonald, of the Colin, returned on Tuesday from a six weeks'
visit to the Hot Lake, Ore., sanitorium.
For    Sale—Complete   household
furnishings.   Apply to W. H. Itter.
For Rent—Two-story residence on
Third street, between Bridge and
Main streets. Apply A. Traunweiser,
Yale hotel.
The Sun and the Toronto Weekly
Globe for 81.00 per year.
Three bottles of cold   Nelson   Beer,
50c.    Lion Bottling Works.
For   Sale—160   acres   of   good
timothy land.    Apply this office.
Now is the proper time to have them taken. The only
opportunity you will have to secure them will be when
The well known Vancouver Photographer, next visits
Grand Forks, which will be on
When he will remain for A SHORT TIME ONLY.
Any one desiring first class .work in his line should not
fail call on him at
Blome's Old Studio, Bridge Street
K Stationery*
Fancy China ware
iiTgL Wall Paper
bridge:   street
2O-T0 -25-ENrC.
Recently completed mid
newly furnished throughout. Conveniently located
for ruilwuy men. Klrst-
eliiss uccomiiKxliitioiit. for
transients. Kuunl nntl
rooms hy the week nt prevailing rntes. Pfoa line of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
nl ways in stock ut the hur.
Grand Forks, B. C.
Large hopes from small foundations
Even a girl has no use for the other
side of a mirror.
The tallest man may really be beneath contempt.
Lots of idle people would rather lind
fault than find work.
Even the seamy side of life may not
be all that it seems.
Do the people who never have a
doctor always live well?
Most of us believe in eternal punishment—for our enemies.
All tailors are not epileptics just
because they are subject to fits.
"Easy money'S is tl,e 'iincl t,lat always comes to the other fellow.
Some fellows never take a brace because they take too many bracers.
One poor turn deserves another—
from the organ grinder's viewpoint.
A lie is self-condemning, for it
makes the author look and act guilty.
Even a wise man occasionally has
time for the silly chatter of a pretty
You don't have to go to the Turkish
bath to see the plunger develop into
a sponger.
Nothing short of a surgical operation will bring out the best there is in
some men.
Deception cannot last. It will unmask itself because it is wrong—murder will out.
Fine feathers may not make fine
birds, but a man's clothes may make
look like a jay.
Truth is mighty and must prevail.
No one need fear the outcome if truth
is on their side.
Many a man who is as honest as the
day is long wouldn t make a satisfac
tory night watchman.
No woman would like to have her
husband behave as do other men at
whom she makes eyes.
The recording angel probably doesn't
pay any attention to tiie lies a man
tells when he is in love.
The trouble with the man who
thinks he knows it all is that he invariably tells a little more.
There are lots of good points about
many a man we wouldn't suspect if he
didn't tell us about them.
Are you really one of those wise
persons who knows it all and cannot
learn anything from anybody?
The man who suffers from indigestion has little patience with a woman
who merely has a broken heart.
Occasionally a woman goes to
church for the purpose of ascertaining
how many of her neighbors don't.
You can judge a man belter by the
oompany he keeps than you can bv
the relatives of his wife that he has to
It's only a mutter of time till people begin to say nice' things about vou
—but you will be too dead to appreciate them.
The mills of the   gods   grind slow
but sure.    Secret wrongdoing is sure
to be discovered, no matter how cunning one may be,
Many a fellow Hatters himself that
he holds the key to a giul's heart, only
to discover that some other fellow has
picked the lock.
It takes a lot of nerve to enable a
young married man to enter a store
and purchase a dozen safety pins from
a former sweetheart.
In making an effort to know himself the average man wastes a lot of
time that he might spend in forming
more agreeable acquaintances.
.Truthfulness must be a great virtue, for notice how low a person sinks
in ti|e estimation of others when the
reputation sf "liar" is acquired.
Yule   Lund ;UI_triot.    District ol  Similkn-
TAKE    NOTICK   tlmt   Smith    Curtis,    of
BoHlaud, B.O., Occupation mine operator,
intends to apply for permission to puroliase
tlit, following described lands:
CaiiiinetitMiiir at a post pliinted on the western side Hue of the Nelson A Fort Shepherd
Hallway company's Land Urnniund nt. the
southeast corner of l'eter Shaw's pre-emption on !.!._ Sheep Creek! thence west 70
ohains; thenee south 1.1 chains, more or less,
lo the north line of J. .1. Gill's pre-emption ;
thenee east 8!> chains, more or less, to northeast corner of snid Gill's pre-emption!:
theuce south 1_ chains: thence east 35 chains,
more or less, to the western line of aforesaid
Railway Land Grant; thence north HO chains
to point of emmencement, containing Hill
acres, more or less.
Dated Deaemher 14th, 1908.
Plumber by Examination
and Sanitary Engineer
Repairs of Every Description
Shop :
Second Street
Paone B77
Synopsis of Canadian Homestead
ANY available Dominion Lands within the
Railway Bolt nf Hritish Columbia maybe
homeHteadeil by any person who is tbe head
of a family, or any male over eighteen years
of Hire, to the extent of one-quarter section
of 160 aeres, more or less.
Entry must be made personally at the local
land office for the district in whicli the land
' i situate.
Tbe homesteader is required to perform
the condition;* connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
(1) At least six month*' residence upon and
cultivation of the laud iu each year for three
(2) If tbe father(or mother, if the father is
deceased), of tbe homesteader resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered for,
tbe requirements as to residence may be satisfied hy sUch person residing with the futher
or mother.
(8) If the settler hus his permanent resi*
deuce unon fur mi tiff Inml owned by him in
the vicinity of his homestead, tbe requirements us to residence may be satisfied by
residence upon the said laud.
Six mouths' notice in writing should be
given the Commissioner of Dominion Lands
at Ottawa of intention to apply for patent.
Coal -Coul mining rights mav be leased
for a period of twenty-one years ot uu annual rental of $1.1)0 per acre. Not more than
__.'itin aeres shall he teased to one individual or
Company. A royulty at the rate of five cents
per ton shall he collected on the merchant*
able coal mined.
W. \V. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorised publication of this
advertisement will uot be paid for.
Furniture  Made  to Order.
Alio Repairing uf ull Kinds,
Upholstering  Neutly Done.
r. McCutcheon
l.nndnn Mntiii-il Flro Insurance Co,
Montreal and Cuiiuda,
And other substantial coiu|iauies.
Prints more live Boundary news thnn
any other paper published in the
district. The price of Tiik ,Si^x is
only 'SI.OO per year—one-half the cost
of its competitors. Till: .Sl'N is never
on the fence regarding questions of
public interest. Tiik Sun is acknowledged to he one of the brightest
papers published in the interior of
the province. Those who subscribe
and feel dissatisfied, will huve their
money refunded by calling at the offlos
of publication.
Tiik Evening Sun and theToronto
Weekly Globe and Canada Farmer
81.U0 per yeur in advance.
Tiik Evening Son, The Winnipeg
Weekly Free Press and Prairie Kurin-
r  and   the  Montreal Family Herald
and Weekly Star, Sl'.OO  per  year in
Rubber Tires for
Baby Carriages
Second Hand Goods
$4.00 Per Year.   Single Gepy, 10 Cts.
Sample Copy Free.
EXii?        « W. iSTll ST.. NKW Yum.
Furniture Moving a Specialty.
All orders receive droinpt attention.
Hotel Puovincb,
1*1*1 S HMmi/i*^ aA235***^''^
... ■_,_■•.■!«!, •.;1*:-,j«,--T«H^,|.a'T- ■•,'"*..
Receive both Ladles and Gentlemen •** rpni-
dent nr day student!) has » complete Com*
morels) or Business Course) prepare* stu*
dentsto iruin Teachers' Certificates of nil
grades t gives the four yean' course forthe
l:. A. ili'i_rrci«,(iinl ttn-fir-t year (if the School
of Solemn course, lu affiliation with the Toronto University t hae a Npcriul proipvctort*
('iiiiri'' tm- mini rs w lin wurk In H.C. Iiitlnir-
lion in ul-o jrlvi'ii in Art, Mii-.it'. Physleal Cum
ture mul Kloautlon. 'i'.'t'iii oponi Sept. 11.
1008,   For ('uleiiilur*, etc.,  mIiIi-i —.
THB Sun ia read by everybdy be BlOYCLBfi AND HSPAItt WottK—A
cuuso it prints all the Boundary news  complete line of 1909 models,    A few
second-hand   wheels cheap,    Wheel*
Special Old Port 81 per gallon, to rent Gbo. Cbapplb, Winnipeg
Lion BottlintE Works. Avenue. A Poor Weak Woman
At the ii termed, will endure bravely and patiently
agonies which a strong man would give way under.
The fact is womea are more patient than they ought
to be under such troubles.
Every woman ought to know that she may obtain
the most experienced medical advice free of charge
and in absolute confidence and  privacy by writing to
the World's Dispensary Medical Association, R. V.
Pierce, M. D., President, Buffalo, N. Y.   Dr. Pierce
has been chief consulting physician of the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, of Buffalo, N. Y., for
many years and has had a wider practical experience
in the treatment of women's diseases than any other physician in this country.
His medicines are world-famous for their astonishing efficacy.
The moat perfect remedy ever devised for weak and daU>
oatc woman ia Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
The many and varied symptoms of woman's peculiar ailments are fully set
forth in Plain English in the People's Medical Adviser (1008 pages), a newly
revised and up-to-date Edition of which, cloth-bound, will he mailed free on
receipt of SO one-cent stamps to pay cost of mailing only.    Address aa above.
their own particular line, and kept a
crowded house in high good hu mo r
took place at the Empress last night.
By way of ushering in autumnal It was entitled The Mountebanks,and
pleasures, a crowd of young people to a great extent resembled The Strol-
gathered, on Thursday night, for a lers, which was such a success for the
corn boiling beside the Kettle rivpr. week it ran at the same theatre. The
By the deft management of Messrs. I plots, if plots they can be called, are
Sweyne and Hull, crackling fires of, much alike, the main difference being
driftwood were quickly made, and that the second scoundrel in the case
over one of these the great pot of corn' of The Mountebanks is played by a
was "lung. Reflections from the smel-! man instead of a woman. Jack Straw
ter, aid weirder lights from mountain j (Teddy Webb) and Bob MaNair
fires, relieved the darkneis surround- j (Francis Lieb) are two robbers, who
ing the group of merry-makers watch- having set upon a certain Duke de
ing the boiling of the corn. It v,as Fallaise, and having left him tied
late in the evi ning bi fore the last safely to a tree, impersonate him at
corncob was towed away, and the last the house of the Marquis du Villon,
story told. By all present the event There is a fair on at the village, and
was conceded a delightful affair. ' apparently the marquis has invited all
  for a dance in the evening.    Thither
the whole company resort and are
considerably enlivened by the behavior of Jack Straw, disguised as the
Baron de Bon. It is impossible to
follow the couple through their various adventures, which needless to say
give Teddy Webb   great opportunity
Francis Lieb was also more
at home in   his  part than any he has
yet essayed, and made a good   foil  to
his companion."
in the city last Saturday and Sunday,
on their way home from the Seattle
exposition. Mr. Powell was manager
of the Hunter-Kendrick company's
store in this city eight years ago.
J. B. McDonald states that some
one kindly dug ten rows of potatoes
for him ono dark night last week.
Mr. McDonald wouldn't kick if the
perpetrator had left the tubers on the
ground instead of his footprints.
The sale of lands for taxes was held
at the city hall at noon last Tuesday.
Nearly all the properties advertised
were sold to different persons, only a
few of the parcels being knocked
down to the city. For the first time
at a sale of this nature in this city
there was competition among the
A. B. W. Hodges, manager of the
Granby smelter, has returned from
the coast cities and the Queen
Charlotte islands. He is interested
in some oopper properties on Morseby
It is expected that the enlargement
of the last two furnnces at the Granby smelter will be completed in about
two weeks, and that early next month
the company will be operating its entire battery of new furnaces. With
the eight enlarged furnaces   in   blast, .
the Granby will bo in shape to  smelt ^ ™PU.V Jjls S^   talent   for
about 4500 tons of ore  per  day   and  """	
manufacture copper at the rate of
40,000,000 pounds per annum. In
order to meet the requirements of ore,
more machines are being put to work I ~"
at the Granby mines in Phoenix, I An entire reorganization of the
where there is now employment for 20 fruit inspectiou stations along the in-
more experienced machine men. ternational boundary line has been
                        j effected   by   Thomas    Cunningham,
The San Francisco opera company' P™viucial inspector of fruit pests.
will fill a one night's engagement at, New stations have been created at
the Grand Forks opera house on Mon-' Cascade, Kingsgate, Myncaster and
day, September 27. A Vancouver ex-' Bridesville. It is likely quarantine
change has the followihg regarding stations will be created at Osoyoos
their recent appearance in that city: i ftn° Keremeos.
"A general potpourri which  gaye all
the   members   of  the  San Francisco      Mrs. C. A. Powell and son  Bever-
opera company a chance to shine in ley, of Molson, Wash., visited friends
The following table gives the ore shipments of   Boundary mines
1905, 1906 and for the past week:
Granby Mines, Phoenix      613,537
Snowshoe, Phoenix      135,001
Mother Lode, Deadwood      208,321
B. C. Mine, Snmmit.,
Emma, Summit	
Oro Denoro, Summit Camp	
Bonnie Belle, Deadwood	
Brooklyn-Stemwinder, Phoenix.
Idaho, Phoenix	
Rawhide, Phoenix	
Sunset, Deadwood 	
Mountain Rose, Summit	
Senator, SummitCamp	
Morrison, Deadwood	
Sulphur King,Summit	
Winnipeg, Wellington	
Big Copper, West Copper	
Carmi, West Fork	
Sally, West Fork	
Rambler, West Fork	
Butcher Boy, West Fork	
Providence, Greenwood	
Elkhorn, Greenwood	
Strathmore, Providence	
Golden Eagl« 	
Preston, Skylark	
Prince Henry, Skylark	
Skylark, Skylark Camp	
Last Chance, Skylark Camp	
E. P. U. Mine, Skylark Camp...
Bay, Skylark	
Mavis, Skylark	
Don Pedro, Skylark	
Crescent, Skylark	
Helen, Greenwood	
Republic,Boundary Falls	
Golden Eagle	
Past Week
Wm. LeBarre, one of the pioneers
of Grand Forks, died in Vallejo, Cal,
on the Uth ult.
There's No Other Way
To reach the large and ever-increasing
circle of our readers than through The
Sun's advertising columns.
Large Bottle Port Wine, 75c. Lion
Bottling Works.
When you order office stationery
at The Sun job office you can rest
assured that it will be printed witb
modern faces of type, and that the
workmanship will be up to tbe standard of metropolitan work. Our
stock of all kinds of paper and stationery is the most complete in the
Just received, a large consignment
of the latest patterns of spring and
summer suitings. Geo. Massie, the
up-to-date tailor.
You might as well try to reach
the orb of day by walking on a sunbeam as to attempt to reach The Sun
readers by advertising in any other
We carry the most fashionable stock
of wedding stationery in the Boundary country. And we are the only
office in this section that have the
correot material for printing it. The
Sun job oflice.
Bridge Street,
The beBt and moat
•■iilistiintiiil lira-proof
diiry country. Recently completed and
newly furnished
throughout. Equipped with all modern
electrical conveniences, Centrally lo-
rated. First-class accommodations for the
ravelling public.
Hot anil Gold Baths
Flnt.Gliu Bar, Pool
and Billiard Boons
la Connection.
1 Ke Oliver Typewriter
Pleaae read the headline over again. Then its
tremendous slunitlcance will dawn upon you.
An Oliver Typewriter—the standard visible
writer—the most highly perfected typewriter
" •Yif~ *
un the market—yours for
The typewriter whose.
merelal world Is a matter
The typewriter whose conquest of the com
Lerelal world Is a matter of h'
17 cents a day'
cents a dayi
--uest of thi
Utory—youra for
The typewriter that is equipped with scores of
suoh conveniences as "The Bulauce Shift"—
"The Ruling I)evice"-"The Double Rcleaae"-
"Ttie Locomotive Base"—Tiie Automatic
Spacer"-"The Automatic Tabulator"-"The
—'Tne Adjustable r&-
perKiliKer___1,-"The H.-1-
entiflc Condensed Key.
board"-all J
Printi n
We are prepared to do all kinds of
Commercial   Printing
On the shortest notice and in the
most up-to-date style
We have the most modern jobbing plant
in the Boundary Country, employ competent workmen, and carry a complete
line of Stationery.
Billheads and Statements,
LetterheadB and Envelopes,
Posters, Dates and Dodgers,
Business and Visiting Cards,
Lodge Constitutions and By-laws,
Shipping Tags, Circulars and Placards,
Bills of Fare and Menu Cards,
Announcements and Counter Pads,
Wedding Stationery,
And everything turned out in an
Up-to-date Printery.
GOOD PRlNTINvJ   advertisement, and
Total, tons  1,148,237   1,479,682       29,733
Smeller Treatment—
Granby Smelter        637,626
B. C. Copper Co.'s Smelter        341,952
Dominion Copper Co.'s Smelter        153,439
Total Treated     1,133,017   1,420,272       26,988
we do—is in itself an
trial order
will convince you that our stock and workmanship are of
the best. Let us estimate on your order. We guarantee
Gents a
for 17
We announced this
new suit's plan recently, Just to feel the pulse of
the people Hlraply a small cash payment—
then 17 cents a day. That is the plan lu a nutshell.
The result has been such a deluge of applications for machines that we are simply astounded.
The demand comes from people of nil classes,
all ages, all occupations.
The majority oi inquiries has come frnm people of known financial standing who were attracted by the novelty of the proposition. An
impressive demonstration of tnn immense popularity of the Oliver Typewriter.
A startling confirmation of our belief that
the Era of Universal Typewriting la at hand.
A  Quarter of a Million People
are Making Money with
The Standard Visible Writer
The Oliver Typewriter la a money-maker
right from the word "go!" Ho easv to run that
beginners soon get in tho "expert" class. Earn
as you learn. Let the machine piy tho 17 cents
a day—and all above that Is yours.
Wherever you are, there Is work to he done
and money to bc made by using the Oliver. The
business world is calling for Oliver operators.
There are uot enough to supply the demand.
Their salaries arc considerably above those of
mauy.classesof workers.
An Oliver Typewriter in Every Home!
That Is the battle cry today. vVe have made
the Oliver supreme in usefulness ami absolutely
indtspeiisable in business. Now comes the con -
quest of the home,
The simplicity aud strength ofthe Oliver fit It
for family use. It Is becoming an important
factor iu the home training of young people.
A n educator as well as a mouev maker.
Our new Bellin__rpl.il] puts the Oliver ou the
threshold of every home In America. Will you
close the door of your home or otlice on this remarkable Oliver offer?
Write for further details of our easy oiler and
a free copy of ttie new Olivercatalog.   Address _,
The Oliver Typewriter Company,
Oliver Typewriter Building,
Always Carries in Stoek
a Fresh Supply of
Ice Cream and Summer Drinks
Grand Forks Sun
Job Department
Total to
Latest      Per
Palace Barber Shop
Kasor Honing a Specialty.
P. A. Z. PARE, Proprietor
1st Door North of Granby Hotel,
First Street.
Heavy and Light Dray Work
Attended to Promptly. Passengers and Trunks to and
from all trains.
Telephone Al 29
Rutherford Bros., Props.
Authorized .--SHAH..--.
B.C. Copper-Copper     I,0W.W0    >)S,000
201,200 Sept. 1»0J
TMdc Mam*
I • ikat.li nd deea.j_t.o_i mar
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a Patent.
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